Each week I will get the power ratings from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, ESPN's Will Harris and Bruce Marshall of the Gold Sheet, then combine them with my power ratings to give you the consensus Vegas power ratings.
These ratings are less about a team's record and more about the overall talent that each team possesses, reflecting which team would be favored if meeting at a neutral site.
Here are the top 25 bettor power rankings.
Last updated: Sept. 24
Week 5 notes: Last week I pointed out that the Vegas rankings had Virginia Tech nine spots lower than the AP rankings -- and then Tech suffered a major upset loss last week. This week, teams with the biggest difference when compared to the AP poll go in the opposite direction -- Vegas values them significantly more. Texas A&M, with losses to Alabama and Clemson, are only No. 31 in the AP poll -- but they are still No. 15 in the Vegas poll. TCU, with losses to Ohio St and Texas, are No. 37 in the AP poll while they are a healthy No. 16 in the Vegas power ratings.
The biggest drop in the rankings this week belongs to Mississippi State, as they fell eight spots to No. 18 after their upset loss against Kentucky. Texas and South Carolina each jumped eight spots up the Vegas power ratings after impressive wins last week.